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As Amended to April, 1915
General Society Orsranized January 8, 1892
Incorporated by Act of United States Cong^ress
as approved by President McKinley on Febru-
ary Twenty>fifth, Nineteen Hundred and One
AS AMENDED APRIL., 1930
ARTICLE I-Section 7— By-Laws.
The Daug-hters of the men who rendered
service in the War of Eighteen Hundred and
Twelve shall be known as "Real Daughters."
They shall be exempt from the payment of
initiation fees, annual dues and News-Letter
fees; and States shall not be liable to the Na-
tional Society for said fees and dues. April.1930.
ARTICLE II— Section 6— By-Laws.
The first and third vice-presidents national,
recording secretary national, treasurer national
and historian national shall be elected in the
even calendar years. April, 1930.
Fees and Dues — By-Laws
Sec. 1. The initiation fee for all applicants
for membership, other than "Real Daughters"
in this society shall be two dollars. April, 1930.
Sec. 2. The annual dues of adult members,
other than "Real Daughters," shall be two dol-
lars and of junior members, under eighteen
years of age, one dollar, in addition to such
other amounts as may be fixed by vote of the
states or chapters, one dollar of the adult dues
and fifty cents of junior dues shall be paid the
national society by the state societies, as per
capita dues. April, 1930.
Members-at-Large, other than "Real Daugh-
ters" shall pay the entire amount of annual
dues to the national society. April, 1930.
Sec. 3. Each member, other than "Real
Daughters," shall pay to the national society,
either directly or through her state organiza-
tion, thirty cents per annum to assist in defray-
ing the expenses of the News-Letter. April.1930.
Amended to April
Nineteen Hundred and Fifteen
. A ! 1
'^ Mrs. Flora Adams Darling
' V'President, Mrs. William Gerry Slade New York
(Jr First V. Pres., Miss M. Louise Edge New Jersey
^ Sec. V. Pres., Miss Martha Treat Douglas. .New York
Third V. Pres., Mrs. James Clarke Fisher. . .Virginia
W Fourth V. Pres., Mrs. John M. Wilson Delaware
Rec. Sec, Mrs. Moyes D. Baldwin Connecticut
/Cor. Sec, Mrs. Mathias Steelman New Jersey
Spec Sec, Mrs. deo. B. Wallis New York
Aud., Miss Emma Webster Powell Missouri
Treas., Mrs. Clarence F. R. Jenne. Connecticut
Regis., Mrs. Calvin A. Troupe Maryland-
Hist., Mrs. Katherine Braddock Barrow Arkansas
Char. Trus., Mrs. Geo. B. Woodward (acting).. N. Y.
Curator, Mrs. Charlton Alexander Mississippi
Councillor, Mrs. William H. Hotchkin New York
Legal Adv. and Parliamentarian, Mrs. B. L. Whitney
Mrs. William Gerry Slade (chairman) New York
Mrs. George B. Woodward New York
Miss M. Louise Edge New Jersey
Mrs. B. L. Whitney Michigan
Mrs. Chas. Burt Tozier Ohio
Mrs. Wm. Latta Nevin Pennsylvania
Mrs. Sullivan Johnson Pennsylvania
Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartoris Jones Ohio
Mrs. Russell Sage New York
Mrs. Truman H. Newberry Michigan
Mrs. George Mortimer Massachusetts
Mrs. John Abner Mead Vermont
Mrs. William Lindsay Kentucky
Mrs. D. Phoenix Ingraham New York
Mrs. James A. Garfield Ohio
Mrs. Felicite Gayuso deLomas Tennent. ... Louisiana
Mrs. William Reed Maryland
Mrs. John O. Norris Massachusetts
Mrs. George B. Wallis New York
Mrs. John M. -Wilson .Delaware
Mrs. J. Heron Crosman New York
Mrs. Philip Carpenter New York
Mrs. John B. Richardson Louisiana
These represent the States of Delaware, Pennsyl-
vania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachu-
setts. Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire,
Virginia, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island,
Vermont, Kentucky, Tennessee and Louisiana, the
eighteen States in the Union at the time of the War
(At time of sending to printer, April, 1915, in order
New York Mrs. William Gerry Slade
Louisiana Mrs. Allen Rogers Bankstone
Michigan Mrs. James H. Campbell
Pennsylvania Miss Martha H. Mclnness
Maine Mrs. Geo. H. Walker
Ohio Mrs. Stella Hayes Jacobi
Maryland Mrs. James D. Iglehart
Wisconsin Mrs. Frank L. Vance (acting)
Vermont Mrs. Arthur Isham
Georgia Miss Nina Hornady
Missouri Miss Emma Webster Powell
New Jersey Mrs. Mathias Steelman
Colorado Mrs. Frank Wheaton
Delaware Mrs. Thos. C. Munn
Illinois Mrs. J. H. Stansfield
Texas Mrs. H. V. Lane
District of Columbia Mrs. Kate Kearney Henrys
Mississippi Mrs. Wm. D. Hurlburt
Connecticut Mrs. Clarence F. R. Jenne
Iowa Mrs. R. J. Johnstone
Arkansas Miss Stella Pickett Hardy
Virginia Mrs. Chas. C. Gibson
California Mrs. Geo. C. Dennis
Nebraska Mrs. John J. Stubbs
Tennessee Mrs. Wm. G. Spencer
Alabama Mrs. Harry T. Inge
Indiana Mrs. F. A. Morrison
Florida Miss Ella M. Rorabeck
Minnesota Mrs. Irene Cox Buell
North Carolina Mrs. Walter W. Watt
Kansas Mrs. Dudley E. Cornell
Oklahoma Mrs. Edward F. Johns
Massachusetts Miss Elizabeth C. wood
New Mexico Mrs. Singleton Ashenfelter
North Dakota Mrs. Edward V. Bassett
New Hampshire Mrs. Sarah M. Haley
West Virginia Mrs. Parks Fisher
South Carolina Mrs. Robt. Mixsen
CHAIRMEN OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
Bulletin I ,, tith- r- ci 1
Emergency \ Mrs. William Gerry Slade
Board Directors ( (^ew\ork)
Real Daughters Pins Miss M. Louise Edge, N. J.
Centenary Celebrations. .. Miss Emma Webster Powell
Records Mrs. B. L. Whitney
Purchasing Com Mrs. Geo. B. Wallis
Grave Markers Mrs. Calvin F. Troupe
(Order of Organization.)
1897 Dolly Madison Pennsylvania
1899 Keystone Pennsylvania
1900 Old Ironsides (given up) Pennsylvania
1901 General Floyd Georgia
1903 Peter Navarre Ohio
1905 General Robert Patterson Pennsylvania
1906 Stephen Decatur Pennsylvania
1907 Oliver Hayward Perry Texas
1908 Niagara Frontier Buffalo New York
Genl. John E. Wool , New York
Nicholas Headington Arkansas
Com. Oliver Hazard Perry New York
Frigate Constitution New York
Col. Thos. Hinds Mississippi
1909 Russell Lewis Missouri
Rebecca Wells Heald Maryland
1910 Sims Kelly Alabama
John Craid Dodds Alabama
Commodore Woolsey New York
James Kearney Missouri
1911 Andrew Jackson New York
Commodore Perry Ohio
Philip Schoff xVlarylan J
General Andrew Jackson Vermont
Geo. Buckner Fant Missouri
Simon Bradford Aikansas
First Virginia Virginia
Dorothea Payne Madison Virginia
Commodore McDonough Vermcnt
1912 Col. Luther Dixon Vermcnt
Northern Frontier New York
Capt. James Lawrence New Jersey
Fort Delaware (given up) Delaware
Fort Optlandt (given up) Delaware
Frances Scott Key Iowa
J ohn Griffis Mlssr ui i
Commodore H. H. Cocke.... Virginia
1913 Fort Defiance lov/a
, Stephen McClure Missouri
1914 Lewis Cass Colorado
Col. Thos. Hart Tennessee
Gen'l. Benj . Mooer New York
1915 Octagon House Alabama
Century New Jersey
Lewis Ewing Missouri
Thomas Frestre Missouri
New Chapter Texas
Lewis Co. Chapter New York
(Public— No. 86.)
An Act to incorporate the National Society
of United States Daughters of Eighteen Hun-
dred and Twelve.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of Amer-
ica in Congress assembled, That Mrs. Flora
Adams Darling, of New York; Mrs. William
Gerry Slade, of New York; Mrs. Louis W.
Hall, of Pennsylvania ; Mrs. Edward Roby, of
Illinois; Mrs. M. A. Ludin, of New York;
Mrs. Le Roy Sunderland Smith, of New York ;
Miss Helen G. Bailey, of New Hampshire;
Mrs. Alfred Russell, of Michigan; Mrs. Will-
iam Lee, of Massachusetts ; Mrs. William Tod
Helmuth, of New York; Mrs. Nelson V. Titus,
of Massachusetts, their associates and succes-
sors, are hereby created a body corporate and
politic in the District of Columbia, by the name
of the National Society of United States
Daughters of Eighteen Hundred and Twelve,
for patriotic, historical, educational and benev-
olent purposes, the objects of which are as fol-
lows : To perpetuate the memory and spirit of
the men and women who were identified with
the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, by
publication of memoirs of famous women of
the United States during that period, and the
investigation, preservation and publication of
authentic records of men in the military, naval
and civil service of the United States during
the said period ; by making the society one of
the factors of educational and patriotic prog-
ress, and by the promotion and erection of a
house or home where the descendants of the
zealous and brave patriots who achieved
American independence, who have need of
such a home may be sheltered from the storms
Sec. 2. That the said society is authorized
to hold real and personal estate in the United
States, so far only as may be necessary to its
lawful ends, to an amount not exceeding two
hundred thousand dollars, and may adopt a
constitution and make by-laws not inconsist-
ent with law, and may adopt a seal.
Sec. 3. That Congress reserves the right
to alter, amend, or repeal this Act.
Approved, Febniarv- 25, 1901.
(Amended to April, 1915).
We, the descendants of those patriots who,
during the period in our National History em-
braced by this Constitution, upheld the laws,
and by force of arms, forever established
American independence, do join together in a
national corporate society, to be known as
The National Society of United States
Daughters of Eighteen Hundred and
Twelve, the purpose of which is to preserve
by publication, the records of our ancestors,
memorials and historical data relating to that
period ; to incite patriotism and love of coun-
try; to promote active and friendly intercourse
between State societies, — being careful in all
social and official acts not to discriminate as to
politics, religion or locality, thus binding units
into unity through Fraternity.
Section 1. To publish memoirs of women
of the United States famous for their patriot-
ism, especially those of the period covered
in our Eligibility List.
Sec. 2. To make this Society a factor of
educational and patriotic progress by urging
the United States Government, through an
act of Congress, to compile and publish au-
thentic records of men in military, naval and
civil service from 1784 to 1815 inclusive; and
by making it the dut\^ of each State President
to acquire and preserve documents and records
of events for which her State is renowned, —
advise the Historian National of these, and of
any existing historical data concerning her
State during this period.
Sec. 3. To promote the establishing of a
Home where the descendants of the brave
patriots who achieved American Independence
during that era of our National History com-
memorated by this Society, and who have
need of such a Home, may be sheltered.
MEMBERSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY LIST.
Section 1, Qualifications. Any white
woman over eighteen years of age, of good
character, who offers satisfactory proof that
she is a lineal descendant of^n ancestor who
rendered civil, military or ftaval service, or
gave notable material aid to the army or navy
during the War of 1812, or tHe period of the
causes which led to thai war (subsequent to
the War of the Revolutioii) January 14, 1784,
to November 2, 1815,. may- be eligible to mem-
bership, provided that;^the applicant be ac-
ceptable to the Society,'
Sec. 2. Girls ^;-be^ween ten and eighteen
years of age may join this Society, and shall
be called "Junrbr^?' They shall be governed
by the rules that govern all other members,
except that they shall be debarred from hold-
ing office and from voting, until they have at-
tained to the age of eighteen years.
Sec. 3. Applicants from unorganized States
shall become members of the National Societ}-,
and by separate roll from the State roll and
separate form of admission. These members
will form the basis of State organization when
that State becomes organized.
Sec. 4. Members from organized States
who, for any specific reason, may not join the
State in which they reside, but are eligible,
mav be entered on the National roll as mem-
bers at large, on presentation of the required
credentials and fees and dues, providing the
State Board approves of such admission.
Sec. 5. The active membership of the Na-
tional Society shall consist of members from
unorganized States, members at large from
organized States who have been entered on
the National roll, and all those members of
organized States who have received a Na-
tional number from the National Society,
except honorary members. No honorary mem-
ber shall hold active office of any kind what-
soever. But an honorary officer may he an
active member, if eligible to active meynber-
ship. Ever>' one who has complied with the
rules of admission shall join the Society of
the State in which she resides, and shall have
a number in the National Society, providing,
always, that the applicant be accepted by the
State and the National Society."
Sec. 6. Honorary members and officers may
be added by vote of the Executive Board.
Sec. 7. Applications for membership shall
be made in writing upon the blanks provided
by the National Society for that purpose. No
application shall be considered unless accom-
panied by the initiation fee and dues, and en-
dorsed by two well known persons, who, if not
members of this Society, must accompany their
signatures with letters, stating a satisfactory
personal acquaintance with the applicant, such
letters to be filed with the application.
Sec. 8. Any member of the National So-
ciety whose conduct shall be proven disloyal,
or detrimental to the National Society, may be
dropped by an affirmative vote of nine mem-
bers of the Executive Board, provided the
member has been given a written copy of the
charges and an opportunity to appear before
the Board with or without counsel.
Also, any member of the National Society
who is one year in arrears for dues, after hav-
ing been sent three notices, may be dropped
in a like manner, unless retained by consent
of the National Executive Board.
ARMY AND NAVY.
Wom.en whose ancestors rendered military
or naval service in one of the following wars,
or belonged to the United States army or navy
during this period.
1784-1787, Wyoming Valley disturbances.
1786-1787, Shays Rebellion. Massachusetts.
1790-1795, War v/ith the Northwest Indians.
1791-1794, Whiskey Insurrection in Penn-
1798-1800, War with France.
1799, Fries Insurrection in Pennsylvania.
1801-1805, War with Tripoli.
1806, Burr Conspiracy.
1806, Sabine Expedition. Louisiana.
1807, Naval affair in Chesapeake Bay.
1808, Embargo troubles. Lake Champlain.
1811, United States Frigate President, en-
gaged the British ship "Little Belt" on her
claim of right to search.
1811-1813, War with the Northwest Indians.
1812, Florida or Seminole War.
1813, Peoria Indian War. Illinois.
1813-1814, Creek Indian War. Alabama.
1814, Commodore Patterson's Expedition
against La Fittes Pirates.
1812-1815, War with Great Britain. War
1815, War with the Barbary Powers. March
to August, 1815.
Women lineally descended from an ancestor
who was constant in loyal service to the
United States in the Continental Congress, —
or in the legislature of one of the first fifteen
States ; or as a delegate to the convention
which met in Philadelphia the 25th of May,
1787, and framed the Constitution of the
United States, or as a member of the Conti-
nental Congress at the date of its approval of
the Constitutional Convention, February 21,
1787, to September 13, 1788; or as a delegate
to the Convention in any one of the eleven
States which ratified the Constitution and or-
ganized the Government ; or as an elector
chosen by the people to make choice of our
first President ; or in any one of the Legisla-
tive, Executive, or Judicial offices of the
United States Government from March 4, 1789,
to November 2, 1815. Appointive offices, such
as treaty delegates and commissioners, recog-
nized by the United States Government, may
be included in the eligibility list.
Women who are lineal descendants of
patriots who gave of their substance and
strength in loyal service to their country.
Section 1. The National Society shall con-
sist of all members, active and honorary, who
have received a National number. It shall be
governed by an Associate Council and an Ex-
Sec. 2. The Associate Council shall consist
of Presidents of States and their executive
officers, not exceeding twelve in number, — the
Executive Board of the National Society,
Charter Trustees, Chapter Regents, the Hon-
orary Presidents eldest in service in each
State, the Chairmen of the Standing Commit-
tees, and appointed organizing Presidents. It
shall be presided over by the President Na-
tional. It shall act on all questions presented
to it, pertaining to the National Societ}-, and
its decisions shall be final.
Sec. 3. The Executive Board shall consist
of fifteen members, including the Councillor
National, the Chairman of the Charter Trus-
tees, and the President's Special Secretary
The Executive Board shall transact all busi-
ness necessar}- between the meetings of the
Associate Council, including action upon all
questions which have not been settled by the
Associate Council. It shall be compelled to
consider all questions presented to it by the
Associate Council, and must act upon all ques-
tions brought before it by any member or any
legislative power connected with the Societ\'.
No official document legally requiring signa-
ture, shall be valid, which is not signed by the
President National and the First Vice-Presi-
dent National, and four additional members
of this Board. It shall also be empowered to
receive and hold gifts, treasures of trust,
relics, real estate and properties of any kind,
and arrange for the current expenses of the
Society by any method approved by the ma-
jority of its members. Vacancies on this
Executive Board shall be filled by appoint-
ment by the Board for the full remainder of
the elective term.
Sec. 4. There shall be a Board of five Char-
ter Trustees, whose duty it shall be to protect
and report upon the Charter. This Board
shall meet at the call of the President Na-
tional, or of its Chairman. Any act of the
Charter Trustees, which is considered by them
necessary in relation to the Charter shall be
valid if approved by a majority of the Execu-
tive Board. Its membership is for life. On
the removal of one of its members, the vacancy
shall be filled by the four remaining. The
first Board consisted of Mrs. Edward Roby,
(Chairman) ; Mrs. William Gerry Slade, Mrs.
Louis W. Hall, Mrs. William Tod Helmuth,
and Mrs. George B. Woodward.
OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES.
Honorary Vice-Presidents National. There
shall be eighteen Honorary Vice-Presidents
National chosen to represent the eighteen
States that were in the Union at the time of
the War of 1812.
Section 1. President National. The Presi-
dent National shall preside at all meetings of
the Society and shall exercise all the func-
tions of a presiding officer. She shall be a
member of all committees ; shall direct the
work of the Societ}-, and shall enforce a strict
compliance and observance of its Constitution.
She shall have charge of the seal and be em-
powered to use it officially, and shall sign all
appointments and official documents approved
by the Executive Board.
No communication from any officer or mem-
ber of this Society shall be considered official
unless signed by the President National. She
shall also be allowed a Special Secretary from
among the members of the Society in the place
where she resides, whose duties shall be de-
fined by her.
Sec. 2. First, Second, Third and Fourth
Vice-Presidents. In the absence of the Presi-
dent National, or at her request, the Vice-
Presidents in their order, shall assume the
duties of the President National.
Sec. 3. Councillor National. She shall have
a vote in all m.atters pertaining to the National
Society, and shall be an advisory member of
the Executive Board.
Sec. 4. Recording Secretary National. The
Recording Secretar\' shall record and be cus-
todian of the minutes of every meeting of the
National Societ}^ Associate Council and Exec-
utive Board. She shall sign all official docu-
ments with the President National, and shall
make an annual report to the National Society.
Sec. 5. Corresponding Secretary National.
This officer shall perform such correspondence
and send such notices as shall be ordered by
the Executive Board, or requested by the
Sec. 6. Special Secretary National. The
Special Secretary National shall perform any
duties required by the President National.
Sec. 7. Treasurer National. The Treas-
urer National shall collect and have charge of
all the funds of the National Societ}', and de-
posit the same in such bank as the Executive
Board shall approve, in the name of the
National Society of United States Daughters
of i8i2. No bills shall be paid unless signed
by the President National as authorized by the
Executive Board. She shall file vouchers for
all receipts and expenditures and shall render
a complete report at the annual meeting after
the Auditor shall have audited her accounts.
Her books shall always be open for examina-
tion by members of the Executive Board. No
person or persons other than the Treasurer
National shall be permitted to receive^ or hold
funds belonging to the National Society, ex-
cept that, for some specific reason, a substi-
tute shall have been appointed by the Execu-
Sec. 8. Curator National. The Curator
National shall make a list, — which she shall
safely preserve — of all relics, gifts and sou-
venirs kept at the headquarters of the Society,
or in the custody of the Executive Board and
prepare a history of the same and present it at
the annual meeting of the National Society.
Sec. 9. Historian National. The His-
torian National shall prepare and keep the
history of the Society, and shall present it as
a report at the annual meeting of the National
Sec. 10. Charter Trustee National. This
office shall be held by the Chairman of the
Board of Charter Trustees.
Sec. 11. Register National. She shall
verify all changes of roll and shall append to
each a statement of verification over her sig-
nature. She shall file all changes of roll, with
all proofs sumbitted with them. She shall
keep a register of the names and dates of the
election, marriage, resignation, or death
of members with their National and State
Sec. 12. Auditor. The duties of the Audi-
tor shall be to audit the books, vouchers and
report of Treasurer annually.
Standing Committees shall be formed, when
necessar\', by the President National, and
must be approved by not less than five mem-
bers of the Executive Board.
Special Committees may be appointed by
the President National in the interim of the
Section 1. The Treasury of the National
Society shall consist of the amount received
from the initiation fees and dues of the first
seven members in each State hereafter or-
ganized and of all members whose names are
on the National roll only.
Sec. 2. Fifty cents per member must be paid
into the National Society Treasury from each
organized State Society Treasury before Jan-
uar}^ first, of each and every j^ear. Payment
of these dues at or before the time specified
must be made in order to have voice or vote
or representation in any business meeting
connected with the Society, providing two
notices have been sent to the deHnquent State.
Sec. 3. The Treasury may be farther in-
creased by gifts, bequests and the results of
A quorum of any meeting pertaining to this
Society, shall be those in attendance after
equal notice has been sent to each member
entitled to such notice.
Section I. The business headquarters shall
be in the city where the President National
resides, and no business shall be considered
valid if conducted elsewhere, unless by major-
ity vote of members present at any meeting of
the Executive Board.
Sec. 2. Mail-matter, except that addressed
to the President National, sent to the busi-
ness headquarters, shall be opened there by
the person in charge.
Sec. 3. No address on official paper shall
be used with the name of the Society, which
omits that of the National headquarters.
The Seal of the National Society shall be
the Insignia of the National Society surround-
ed b\- forty-six stars, and the official name of
the National Society, with the motto, "Liberty
INSIGNIA AND FLOWER.
Section 1. The insignia of the entire So-
ciety is a single star — the Star of Hope —
resting upon an anchor — the Anchor of Faith.
The center of the star to be blue enamel, and
on it the legend, "U. S. D. 1812/' In gold.
All insignias are to be alike without jewels.
The insignia to be suspended on a blue and
gray ribbon, one and a half inches long, with
a bar pin bearing the name "National Society,"
or the name of the State in which the member
resides. The State or National number, or
both may be engraved on back of insignia.
Permits for insignia may be issued by the
State or National Presidents. Permits for
stationery bearing the insignia or name of the
Society, or both, will be issued b\- State or
Sec. 2. The flower of the Society is the
Section 1. Meetings. The annual meet-
ing of the Associate Council and the annual
meeting of the National Society shall be held
in the week in which the 26th of April shall
occur of each and every year.
Members of the Associate Council may be
represented at the annual meeting by their
appointees. In addition to those members
and possible appointees of absent members,
the State Societies may elect alternates to fill
any possible vacancies, and the State Presi-
dent (or her appointee) shall have authority,
at any time, to fill a vacancy in the delega-
tion from the alternates elected by the State
Society for the purpose. The names of ap-
pointees and of alternates shall be sent by
the State President (or her appointee) to the
headquarters of the National Society, not
later than four days before the National
meeting, in order to receive recognition.
Appointees must be residents of the States
they represent, except in the case of Army
or Navy members, who may represent the
State to which they belong.
Sec. 2. The Executive Board of the Na-
tional Society shall hold its meeting on the
week of the 'l2th of January and October of
each year, at such hour and place as may be
deemed suitable by the Executive Board. A
third meeting shall be held within twenty-four
hours of the annual meeting, and as many
other meetings as shall be found necessary.
It shall also decide where the National meet-
ings shall be held, provided the Associate
Council has not made such decision. The
President National can call a special meeting
at any time, and must do so at the written
request of five members of the Executive
Sec. 3. Special meetings of any division of
this National Society, or of any committee
connected therewith can be called at any
time by the President National, or by the
written' request of five members of the Execu-
tive Board, or by fifteen members of the As-
sociate Council,' the latter representing at
least three States.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The present appointments and elections
to office of 1901 shall be honored until the
expiration of the date of such elections
or appointments. Subsequent election or
appointment to the Executive Board shall be
as follows :
Sec. 1. The President, Second Vice-Presi-
dent, Fourth Vice-President, Corresponding
Secretary and Curator shall be as if elected
in the odd calendar year. The Registrar
shall be appointed by the President and ac-
cepted by the National Society Board in the
Sec." 2. The First Vice-President, Third
Vice-President, Recording Secretary-, Treas-
urer, Historian and Auditor shall be as if
elected in the even calendar year.
Sec. 3. Councillor National is an appoint-
ive office by unanimous consent of the mem-
bers present at the National Executive Board
meeting. The first appointment was for four
Sec. 4. Special Secretary National as ap-
pointed by the President National and ap-
proved by the Executive Board.
Sec. 5. Charter Trustees National for life
or resignation. Vacancy in this office shall
be filled by the next one on this Charter
Trustee Board in the order of election thereto.
Sec. 6. Elections to this Executive Board
shall be made in the Associate Council. The
three nev/ officers, namely, Fourth Vice-Presi-
dent, Registrar and Auditor, created in 1909,
shall serve for a period of three years. All
subsequent elections shall be for a period of
two (2) years or until their successors are
elected, subject to the above rulings.
Sec. 7. Nomination shall be by infonnal
ballot, at the annual meeting of the Associate
Council. The two names receiving the high-
est number of votes for each office, shall be
candidates for the election.
Sec. 8. Election shall be b}' a majority bal-
lot of those present at the annual meeting of
the Associate Council. The names of the
offices to be filled to be printed on the ballot,
and the names of the candidates and offices
to be filled being written and placed in sight
for full information of voters.
Sec. 9. Three Tellers shall be appointed by
the chair. To these shall be given a registered
roll of all who are entitled to vote.
Sec. 10. New^ly elected officers shall assume
office at the close of the annual meeting, at
which they are elected ; but sixty da3's shall be
given the retiring officers to pass over all
necessary- papers to their successors.
Section 1. Any State having seven mem-
bers on the National Roll can organize with
the authority of the organizing President and
the Executive Board. The First President of
each State will be appointed for a term of
four years by the National Society.
Sec. 2. Each State organizes in its own
right, adopts its own seal and by-laws, but
accepts and adopts the Constitution and in-
signia of the National Society. Each State is
distinctly independent, elects its own State
oflEicers after first appointments expire, regu-
lates its own dues, and disburses its own
money, and is a part of the National Society.
The name of a State shall be the official name
of the National Society with the name of the
Sec. 3. There can be but one State Society
of this National Society of United States
Daughters of 1812 in each State.
Sec. 4. State Delegates to the annual meet-
ing are the State Officers, or their appointees,
or their alternates, who form the Associate
Sec. 5. All communications from any State
must be signed by the State President in
order to be considered official.
Sec. 6. Chapters may be formed where
there are seven members in any one locality,
but must be organized under authority of the
State Society which is a part of the National
Society. Territories, and any place not in-
cluded as States of the United States, shall be
formed as United States Chapters with State
privileges, excepting the District of Columbia,
which shall rank as a State with all the
powers and rights of a State, under this
Sec. 7. Chapters shall be governed by a
series of resolutions.
Sec. 8. When a State Society or United
States Chapter is organized, the State Presi-
dent or Chapter Regent sends the following
Compact, signed by herself, her State Secre-
tary, and all the members in the immediate
locality of the headquarters of said State or
"The President and Secretary and Char-
ter members of the National Society of United
States Daughters of 1812, State of, (or chap-
ter of) conform to the Con-
stitution, and agree to enforce the rules and
regulations of the Executive Board and Asso-
ciate Council, and endeavor to promote the
interests of the National Society."
Sec. 9. The President and Secretar\', by
permission of the Executive Board shall send
to every newly organized State Society, after
the compact of Section 8 of this Article has
been received by it, the following certificate
of admission :
"By virtue of and subject to the National
Society, Associate Council and Executive
Board of the United States Daughters of 1812,
the Society for the State (or Chapter) of
has been duly acknowledged,
Sec. 10. The Executive Board of the Na-
tional Society reserves the right to annul any
of its appointments if so requested in a peti-
tion signed by every member (except that of
said appointee) of the State Governing Board.
It can also annul any appointments for causes
which may obtain the requisite number of sig-
natures of the National Executive Board.
Sec. 11. The National President shall be
empowered to make an appointment o£ State
President without waiting for a meeting of
the Executive Board, providing such an ap-
pointment received the requisite number of
signatures as per Constitutional requirements.
Amendments to this Constitution shall be
submitted to the Associate Council at its
annual meeting. At the succeeding annual
meeting of the Associate Council, they can
be adopted by a two-thirds vote of the mem-
bers present at the Council meeting, providing
notices that amendments are to be acted up-
on have been sent to each member of the
APPENDED FOR INFORMATION.
DUTIES OF CABINET SECRETARIES.
(Accepted by National Board.)
Each Cabinet Secretar>^ while holding her
office, is considered as the chairman of a com-
mittee consisting of the members in her State.
She is supposed to make the work she repre-
sents part of the business of her State meet-
ings, and have at least fifteen minutes of each
meeting devoted to the work. Should she
go out of office as State President while hold-
ing the position, she shall request the same
liberty to call her committee for conference
as any other committee chairman. She shall
hold her position four years. A full report
is expected at each annual meeting, and an
.entire session will, if possible, be devoted to
this branch of the work with discussions.
The reports and all data connected with their
work shall be written and saved for publica-
tion by the Society. Ever}'- State President
and every Chapter Regent is urged to send
all papers, etc., to the Cabinet Secretary
representing the work for which she is ap-
1. Secretary of War or Military Events.
The Secretary of War or Military Events
shall collect all data relating to the military
work of this country during the period of
1784-1815, inclusive. She shall ask for a
copy of all papers (referring to this part of
the work), which are given at any State or
Chapter meeting, and shall carefully preserve
the same in convenient form for publication
whenever the Society may so desire.
2. Secretary of Memorials and Grave Mark-
ers. The Secretary of Memorials and Grave
Markers shall have charge of all the work per-
taining to grave-markers during her term of
office. She should keep a record of all points
of interest which should be memorialized
either by monument or tablet. She shall
keep this in a form ready for publication
by the National Society, or for informa-
tion for any State which may desire to be ;
guided in such work, the period covered being
3. Secretary of Referees. The Secretary of
Referees shall study any historical problem
presented by any member of the Society, and
shall answer according to her best ability.
The executive, legislative and judicial work
are in the hands of the Executive Board, but
that Board shall be at liberty to confer with
the chairman of Referees if it so desires.
4. Secretary of Current Events. The Secre-
tary of Current Events shall collect the data
regarding any current events (during the
year) which shall materially affect the United
States as a nation, either in a Civil, Military
or Naval manner. She shall omit from her re-
port anything personal unless it is biographi-
cal, regarding events of the year. She shall
keep a cop}^ of all papers referring to this
part of the work, and shall file away and keep
carefully all papers that are sent to her from
any source regarding the same. Her report
shall not contain anything pertaining to the
Society itself, as all of this is contained in
the executive work of the Society.
5. Secretary of Progress. The Secretary' of
Progress shall embody in her report at the
annual meeting of the National Society, her
own thoughts for any procedure which shall
advance the interests of the Society. During
the year she shall generously collect the
opinions of other members of the National
Society and State and Chapter organizations,
and shall present them in her report. She
shall keep a written account of this and have
it ready for reference at any time.
6. Secretary of Patriotism. The Secretary
of Patriotism shall study into the events of
the nation at large and shall keep a written re-
port of her own studies, and any ideas which
shall be presented to her, by which we, as a
Society, can take part in any patriotic effort
for the good of our country. No ways and
methods for this work can be given. It must
depend largely upon the Secretary herself.
7. Secretary of Genealogy. The duties of
the Secretary of Genealogy are to collect and
keep any genealogical data not already in
printed books, and which may come to her
through the Society or otherwise, pertaining
to those who are eligible to membership un-
der our eligibility clause, or to the ancestors
by whom they became eligible, or of the
soldiers, sailors, or statesmen or women who
were causes or participants of historical
events of the period covered. In addition,
the genealogy of any child born to any mem-
ber of the Society while in full membership,
sliall be received and registered by this chair-
man and added to whenever possible, and
shall be given to said child at the time it
takes up its Junior membership.
8. Secretary of State. The Secretary of
State shall collect all data regarding the Civil
Government of this country during the period
1784-1815 covered by this eligibility. She
shall ask for a copy of all papers referring to
this part of the work which are given at any
meeting of any State and Chapter, and shall
carefully preserve the same in a convenient
form for publication whenever the Society
may so desire. This period being one in
which the Civil action was largely the cause
of the War, every item is particularly valuable
9. Secretary of Education. The duties of
the Secretary of Education shall be to stud}'
the different phases of education adopted
throughout the country during the period that
we represent, and to suggest improvements
in the present mode of education, particularly
patriotic education which makes good citi-
zens. She shall give earnest consideration
to this subject, having in view the progress
of education in the different States throughout
the country, the comparisons, one with an-
other, and the selecting of the best modes
to make the best citizens — particularly for
10. Secretary of Biography. The duties of
the Secretarx^ of Biography shall be to co.llect .
all items and data of men or women who
helped make history during the period of
1784-1815, represented b}- this Societ3\ She
shall collect all data relating to the same, par-
ticularly an}' that may come to her knowledge
which is yet unpublished, with items and
anecdotes, and all such papers which may be
written (while in manuscript) and arrange the
same in order for publication.
11. Secretary of Philanthropy. The duties
of the Secretary of Philanthropy shall be to
study the various methods of relief during the
period embraced by our eligibility. She shall
particularly study the best methods for a
Society like ours to employ during war and
disaster, not interfering or encroaching on
the work of the Red Cross. She shall devise
ways and means for doing relief work among
our own members and also for those who are
eligible and needy and are not members.
Shall devise ways and means for the "Home,"
which is part of our Charter and Consti-
tutional work. Shall assist and advise in the
best way to raise money for all the above
12. Secretary of the Navy. It shall be the
duty of the Secretary of the Navy to collect
all possible data regarding the navy during
the period which we represent. Its depletion
after the Revolution, its building up when
required, its great achievements, and to get
a list of those engaged therein, and as far as
possible of those impressed into British ser-
vice, and to plan out wa3-s and means by
which we can help the navy of to-day to be
the finest navy in the world.
At present, appointments to these Secretary-
ships must he from State Presidents.
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